Stanton & Killeen Wines
Stanton & Killeen is one of Australia’s oldest family-owned wineries with a strong reputation for blending the old with the new. In 2020 Stanton & Killeen will celebrate its 145th anniversary and is currently owned and run by seventh-generation Natasha Killeen, and her mother and CEO, Wendy Killeen.
The team at S&K continue the legacy of producing award winning barrel-aged fortifieds and Vintage Fortifieds as well as having fun with 14 different grape varieties, of which half are Portuguese. The cellar door in Rutherglen offers an exciting mix of rare and distinctive wines including Sparkling Tempranillo, Arinto and Alvarinho and old favourites such as Shiraz, Durif, Muscat and Topaque.
Chris Killeen, the late sixth-generation winemaker, was best known for his passion and skill in creating Vintage Fortifieds. His unique style combined Shiraz and Durif with several Portuguese grapes varieties that he planted in the 1990s. These vineyards, plus more emerging varieties recently planted, are now being used across a range of wines styles. One of Stanton & Killeen’s signature red wines, ‘The Prince’, is made in honour of Chris and each year is a unique blend of the best parcels of fruit from varieties including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão and Souzão.
Set amongst beautifully landscaped grounds, featuring shady trees and native gardens the winery complex incorporates historic buildings combined with the air-conditioned comfort at their modern cellar door. With plenty of room for parking and a free delivery service into town, all visitors are welcomed by the friendly staff who are always happy to assist.
Stanton & Killeen strive to provide quality wines that reflect their history and the essence of Rutherglen, whilst continuing to be creative and innovative in their approach to new varieties and new styles.
7 days a week
10am-5pm Monday- Sunday + Public Holidays
Closed Christmas Day